[VHFcontesting] Mobile antenna question

Qrpvhf at aol.com Qrpvhf at aol.com
Thu Dec 13 17:14:12 EST 2001

I have looked all over the net, and books I have to no avail...

I have come into a few ball antenna mounts with springs and whip from work 
where we are changing to new base loaded antennas for 37.940Mhz.

If I were to mount one of these on the side of the cab of my truck as high as 
possible, and angled the whip as close to horizontal as possible, would it 
act/work as a dipole antenna. There is no bed on the truck so nearby metal is 
not a problem.

The reason for this antenna idea is that my last 6meter loop was destroyed by 
vandals and I was hoping this antenna might not draw as much attention as the 
halo did.

73's Jake, K8JWT (FM09ap)

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